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1952: European defence community  
Would a German military ever be permitted again? A stormy debate arose about this question five years after World War Two. A lot of cities were still in ruins, yet the United States and Britain urged the young Federal Republic of Germany to build up an army. It was intended to be integrated within a European alliance.

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The Russian city of St Petersburg was founded on 27 May 1703. What was it called during Soviet times?
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  Stalingrad
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